How do I grow hemp in Oklahoma?
Hemp grows naturally in the Sooner State, but farmers must apply to the state’s pilot program to cultivate it commercially.
Will hemp negatively affect my other crops?
Hemp is a superb rotational crop with soil reclamation properties that add nitrogen while absorbing toxins. Hemp suppresses weeds and is less likely to develop diseases or harbor pests than other crops.
Will I have to take another crop out of rotation in order to plant hemp?
Not necessarily; it depends on what is currently being grown. Hemp is an ideal rotation crop which can be planted in fields previously cropped to soybeans, alfalfa
Is hemp the same thing as marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana can be thought of as very different cousins. Both are varieties of the cannabis
Hemp is still illegal, right?
The Federal Agricultural Act of 2014 legalized hemp cultivation research programs in states where such activity is legal. More than three dozen states have started hemp programs since President Barack Obama signed the legislation.
Gov. Mary Fallin legalized industrial hemp cultivation in Oklahoma on April 23, 2018, when she signed HB 2913. The bill created the Industrial Hemp Agricultural Pilot Program.
Do you have to be licensed to grow hemp in Oklahoma?
Yes. Oklahoma growers must work with an institution of higher education and the state application must be approved by The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food, and Forestry to participate in the pilot program. Click here to download the state application. Hemp cultivation outside the pilot program is not permitted.
How do I partner with universities to grow hemp?
Sign up to participate through Redlands Community College here. Or contact
Can people get high on hemp?
No. All industrial hemp must have less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), effectively eliminating the ability to get high by consuming it.
Will consuming hemp-based products make people fail a drug test?
Isn’t all hemp fiber and oil the same?
No. Hemp grown for fiber is different than hemp grown for seed and oil.
Does Botanac independently test crops?
Does Botanac grow hemp or buy from a distributor?
We do not buy from distributors.
Where is the industrial hemp processed?
What are hemp’s uses?
There are more than 25,000 applications in nine submarkets recognized by the 2018 Congressional Research Study, including nutritious foods, medical supplements, textiles and plant-based plastics. Hemp can be grown as a seed, fiber or dual-purpose crop.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabinoids are a group of closely related compounds that act on the cannabinoid receptors in the body. Cannabinoids are unique to cannabis plants such as hemp. The body creates compounds called endocannabinoids, while hemp produces phytocannabinoids. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid which possess the majority of the health benefits of the cannabinoid class of compounds. Studies have revealed that CBD interacts with receptors throughout the body to help with many conditions.
What are the benefits of hemp seeds?
Hemp seeds are extremely healthy and nutritious. They are rich in healthy fats and proteins and a perfect sources for omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.
Can hemp replace plastics?
Plastics release toxic chemicals when they break down, poisoning our ecosystem and society.